Hearing to decide placement of sexually violent predator
September 17, 2019 by admin
Sasha Foo, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsJACUMBA HOT SPRINGS (KUSI) – Jacumba Hot Springs may soon be the new home of 56 year old Alvin Quarles, a convicted serial rapist who’s been classified as a “sexually violent predator.” On Friday, a judge in San Diego will hold a hearing to decide if Quarles should be allowed to live in a private home in Jacumba Hot Springs. Quarles, once known as the “bolder than most” rapist attacked his victims at knifepoint and sometimes forced the boyfriends and husbands of his victims to watch. In 1989, he pleaded guilty to four counts of rape.Under the law, any offender who serves his sentence and successfully completes his treatment is eligible for release. If the judge decides to release Quarles, the ex-offender would be subject to continuous monitoring and supervision. He would also be required to wear a GPS device.County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, who represents Jacumba Hot Springs and Boulevard said she doesn’t want to see any more sexually violent predators moved into those communities. Jacob argues that people like Quarles jeopardize the public’s safety. “The community doesn’t want them. They’re far, far away from services and this particular one- he’s not safe to be released.” Jacob said.In April, Herman Smith, a sexually violent predator was approved to live on the same street in Jacumba Hot Springs where Alvin Quarles may be moving in. “We have one sexually violent predator that is currently in Jacumba Hot Springs within a mile of this proposed placement. That’s too close. That’s way too close,” Jacob said. The East County supervisor has written a letter to the hearing judge to express her objections, but said she’s doubtful that Friday’s hearing will have any significant effect on the judge’s decision. Unless the placement is found to be close to a facility with children, Jacob said the court usually follows the recommendations by the Department of State Hospitals. “The judges have unanimously just rubbed-stamped whatever the state wants. In my view, it’s not a fair hearing,” Jacob said. Sasha Foo October 9, 2018 Posted: October 9, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Hearing to decide placement of sexually violent predator
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